Dairy Free Low Carb aka “The Paleo Diet”
Up until just a few hours ago, I didn’t really know what was meant by “The Paleo Diet”. I’ve been happily and successfully doing my own low carb diet for the last 6 months and am down almost 70 lbs at this point. Not to mention 5%+ less body fat and 9+ inches off my abdomen. Not bad.
Then a couple weeks ago, I got the internal message from my body to stop eating dairy. Which I listened to. And guess what? Much of the upfront acute inflammation in my body subsided. Having had back surgery already and still in pain, even standing to cook was not enjoyable. But after cutting out dairy the pain has become way more tolerable. Down to a dull roar even.
But eating low carb and cutting out dairy turns out to be the basis for the gluten free & dairy free diet called the “Paleo Diet”. The original old school caveman diet which consists of eating whole & non-processed foods like meats, vegetables, some fats, a little fruit and occasional nuts. Which is exactly what my current low carb diet has evolved into (or rather de-evolved into).
So does that mean I’m going to change the name of this site? No, probably not. Paleo is still low carb and for the rest of the population that can tolerate dairy, then this site and it’s contents are a great option. More than likely I’ll just really focus on whole foods and low carb recipes incorporating whole foods. There is still plenty to choose from.
Oh yeah, and after 2 weeks of not eating dairy, do I miss it? Do I honestly miss not eating dairy? Absolutely not. For me, eating dairy vs not being in pain – not even close to an issue – no dairy for this body.
Do I think everyone on the planet needs to go on the Paleo diet or a dairy free low carb diet? Absolutely not. It depends on your body and your metabolism. However, if you are carb-sensitive (low blood sugar patterns, fogginess, shakiness, chronic fatigue, poor sleep patterns, obesity) then I would highly recommend switching to low carb for a month, and I just follow the low carb plan on this site and it’s been a good thing.